Startup Experience | Hashtag Sports

Startup Experience

Hashtag Sports empowers early-stage companies with programmatic collaboration, networking, and mentorship all in one transformational week.

Join Our Community

Over the last 2 years, more than 100 startup founders & CEOs have attended Hashtag Sports. This year we expect the number of participating Startup Experience companies to grow, joining more than 50 leading venture capital firms, PE firms, and accelerators.

Your Startup Experience pass gives you discounted access to 3 days of thought leadership from luminaries who aren’t afraid to discuss both the challenges and opportunities that we all face in the new sports economy.

As part of the Startup Experience, you gain access to Mentor Hours, Office Hours, Startup Workshops, and a NYC startup pub crawl. Our mobile app also provides each attendee the opportunity to receive real-time updates on talks that might be of interest to you as well as a community feature that enables to you contact other attendees to schedule meetings.

Apply for 2018

Mentor Hours

Mentor Hours are pre-scheduled, 15-minute meetings with highly experienced pro athletes, tech founders, brand professionals, and team/league executives.

Office Hours

Office Hours are a series of pre-scheduled meetings between investors, lawyers, and financial advisors and the most promising startups.


Startups are able to attend specific topic-driven workshops that can help your companies expand in the sports innovation economy.

Pub Crawl

Attend our networking experience that allows you to talk with other mentors and members of the startup community.

Word on the Street

"As an early-stage company, Hashtag Sports was invaluable to us and served as a touchpoint or originator for conversations for new business/clients, strategic partnerships, and investment. All roads seem to lead back to Hashtag Sports.

—Peter Stein, Business Development

"Hashtag Sports brought together a high caliber, forward thinking, and engaging group of individuals from all corners of the industry.

—John Shi, Founder

"As a founder of an early-stage startup, Hashtag Sports provided a great balance of industry knowledge, startup advice, and networking opportunities. I left with new insights and connections that directly benefit Rapid Replay.

—Nick Busto, Co-Founder

Startup Founders

Dan Porter


Heather Ritchie


Isaiah Kacyvenski

Co-Founder & NFL Athlete

Martin Floreani

Co-Founder & CEO

Milton Lee


Davyeon Ross


Sohrob Farudi

Co-Founder & CEO

Tyler Schrodt


Anna Hu


Chen Shachar

Founder & CEO

Josh Decker

Founder & CEO

Rich Routman


Will Ahmed

Founder & CEO

Tiki Barber

Co-founder & Retired Athlete

Steve Mesler

Olympic Gold Medalist

Interested in Applying?

If you are a startup that wants to attend Hashtag Sports 2018 and join the growing disruption of the status quo of sports media and the fan experience, please complete our startup application form. If qualified, you will receive more information to register your Startup Experience Pass.

Stay tuned for more program announcements including this year's partners. For more details about Hashtag Sports 2018, please consult our FAQs.

Apply for 2018


More than 50 VC and PE firms will attend Hashtag Sports this year from major global hubs. There's no better place for investors to find the latest innovations, meet the boldest disruptors of the status quo, and hear perspectives from established leaders to evaluate opportunities in the context of the rapidly evolving sports & entertainment market.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Startup Experience event or showcasing your portfolio companies, please contact us below.

Contact Us